Associate Editor of the Cap Times
The battle to get ahead of the coronavirus curve is so serious, and so demanding, that the list of working-class heroes grows with each passing day.
Pocan is proposing practical and visionary responses to the COVID-19 economic crisis. For the sake of workers and small businesses, let’s hope he succeeds on both fronts.
While some states are experiencing election crises this spring — for reasons beyond their control and for reasons they should have controlled — Wisconsin does not have to be one of them.
If Sanders and Biden hit the right mark, not as challengers to one another but as challengers to the miserable response of the Trump administration to the coronavirus outbreak, they can frame the 2020 race going forward in ways that will benefit not just the Democratic ticket but the country.
“If you don’t have a plan and things go wrong, it’s chaos," said U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan. "And when we’re talking about coronavirus, we should be doing everything we can to avoid chaos.”
Andrew Yang raised concerns about artificial intelligence, automation and the future of work that are going to have to be addressed.
The prospect that Bernie Sanders might win the Democratic nomination for president has a good many prominent Democrats griping. But Wisconsin's former U.S. Sen. Russ Feingold is not fretting.
Democrats will not renew their political fortunes in battleground states if they mount out-of-touch campaigns rooted in the sensibilities of Wall Street speculators and conservative privateers.
Even though he has never been a formal contender for the presidency, Feingold has forged and maintained a reputation that wise contenders are proud to associate with.